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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Fusing direct to battery connections - bus?

this article may help some:

Installing A Marine Battery Charger Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/installing_a_marine_battery_charger)

scroll down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,651
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Repair of Teak Toe Rail

I'd epoxy repair, then paint.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Experience installing portlights without fasteners?

finished the window project, thought I'd update anyone looking here:


http://www.thequestforwindandwaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/29-1024x768.jpg

full write up of the project here:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Beersmith
Re: butyl in a wet environment

what sort of repair? butyl may or may not be the right choice depending on the job
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Beersmith
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Experience installing portlights without fasteners?

Thanks a bunch! I appreciate that link to the Maine Sail post, that gives me a lot of confidence in this approach. I believe I will be using DC 795 now instead of the Sika (much cheaper and more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Experience installing portlights without fasteners?

Thanks! yes, they are frameless and I do plan on going offshore.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beersmith
Experience installing portlights without fasteners?

I am about ready to install some largish portlights/windows on my boat and am looking for other people's experience with this particular type of installation.

I plan on following these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Go-To boat cleaner

I've been using Simple Green and have liked it so far
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Thougts on which is better topside paint...

if you really want to compare apples to apples, you need to compare Awlgrip with Interlux Perfection. The consensus I found in my research is that Awlgrip was better for spraying, Perfection better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Painting the deck with interlux perfection and intergrip

you just need to sand down to the point where nothing is shiny anymore. If you are at all worried about the bond between the old paint and primer, sand it down to the primer and re-coat with Epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,552
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Dorade boxes???

How are dorade boxes supposed to be affixed to the deck? My boat had one attached with screws drilled at an angle through the side of the box to the deck. I figure that isn't a very good way to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Need some advice - Bedding Teak Caprail

thanks for the tips! What I mean by that is there are holes that exist in the teak rail and the deck rail, such as the holes the chainplates extrude from:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Beersmith
Need some advice - Bedding Teak Caprail

Greetings! After much restoration of the teak, I am finally able to re-bed my boats caprail. this is what it looked like before removal:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Thru hull removal

if you don't care about keeping the thru hull, you can just cut it off:

Removing Old, Corroded Thru-Hulls and Seacocks | The Quest for Wind and Waves (http://www.thequestforwindandwaves.com/?p=85)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Why Paint Bowsprit?

thanks for the tips everyone, I think I will seal it and paint it for protection.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Beersmith
Why Paint Bowsprit?

I notice on many boats that the bowsprit is painted, while the anchor platform attached to it is either left bare or varnished/cetol'd/oiled.

On my boat, the whole setup had some sort of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,205
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Marine Plywood & Bulkheads

just an update to this since it got bumped

I've been using some high quality Fir plywood, though not marine grade, for the bulkheads and such. However, I did coat each cut piece with 3 layers of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,770
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Rebuild

for those who are looking for parts manuals (service manuals have been posted here many times), join Boatdiesel.com; they have the parts manuals for download.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,770
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 Rebuild

nice! I am doing the exact same thing with my 4JH2E.

Documenting the whole process in my blog (see signature for link)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By Beersmith
Re: That old wood finish question again

Cetol Natural Teak or Cetol Light for a non glossy, effective coating
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Adhesive Question

thickened epoxy should be fine if you prep the surface well.

sand, clean with solvent.

to ensure even better hold with epoxy, brush on clear epoxy and let it tack up before you apply the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,275
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Estimating Time to Restore a Boat

how is it hurting me by not bothering to estimate time anymore? I am continuing with my rebuild, and instead of wasting my time over estimating time, I just go and work on the boat.

seems to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,275
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Estimating Time to Restore a Boat

indeed!

I like this one:

How long does it take to refit a boat? However long it takes :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,275
Posted By Beersmith
Re: Estimating Time to Restore a Boat

trust me, I know all about learning skills that don't currently exist. I couldn't change my car's oil before starting my project, now I am rebuilding my boats engine. Learning to do this is one...
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